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The Ultimate Guide To Afternoon Tea In 2020

The Ultimate Guide To Afternoon Tea In 2020
Photo: The St Regis Kuala Lumpur
By Tania Jayatilaka
By Tania Jayatilaka
August 28, 2020
Have your tea and scones in style at these luxurious eateries in the city

1/11 Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Photo: Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Photo: Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Plush seats and dainty treats – find it all and much more at The Lounge at Four Seasons when you sit down to a decadent afternoon tea set of scones with clotted cream, mango sago, Strawberry Saint Honore and more sweet delicacies paired with indulgent sandwiches with fillings of smoked beef tongue, salmon lox, coronation chicken salad and more.

Date: Daily from 2.30pm – 5.30pm
Price: RM148++ per person

Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur  | 145 Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur | Call 03-2382 8888 | Reservations

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2/11 The St Regis Kuala Lumpur

Classic Afternoon Tea at The Drawing Room (Photo: The St Regis Kuala Lumpur)
Classic Afternoon Tea at The Drawing Room (Photo: The St Regis Kuala Lumpur)

Relive the 19th-century grandeur of Manhattan high society when you sit down to this indulgent high tea ritual at The St Regis Kuala Lumpur’s Drawing Room, where a classic afternoon tea spread by Pastry Chef Gael Moutet awaits. Afternoon tea purists will certainly approve of the selection of scones with Devonshire clotted cream and jam, Valrhona chocolate cake, rich mango eclairs, and lemon New York Cheesecake paired with savouries like prawn madras, chicken satay terrine and egg truffle mayo sandwiches.

Date: Available daily at 2pm – 4pm and 4.30pm – 6.30pm
Price: RM130++ per person (RM220++ per person inclusive of a glass of Delamotte Champagne)

The St Regis Kuala Lumpur | 6 Jalan Stesen Sentral 2, KL Sentral, Kuala Lumpur | Call 0-3 27271111 (ext. 6660) for reservations | Takeaway

3/11 Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur

Photo: Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur
Photo: Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur

Together with renowned Malaysian fashion designer Khoon Hooi, Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur presents Khoon Hooi’s Dondang Sayang Afternoon Tea at Lounge on the Park. This oh-so-stylish afternoon tea experience draws inspiration from Peranakan culture, translated into intricate details and vibrant local flavours found in treats like the strawberry and kantan flower croissant, the black glutinous rice and coconut choux puff and more, prepared by Pastry Chef Suzana Anuar and team.

You can also enjoy this delightful afternoon tea promotion within the comfort of your home by placing an order for delivery here.

Date: Now till December 6, 2020 (2.30pm – 6pm on Monday to Saturday, 3pm – 6pm on Sunday) 

Price: RM158nett per person (includes a free flow of hot beverages for up to two hours)

Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur | Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur | Call 03-2330 8798 or email mokul-fb@mohg.com for reservations

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4/11 W Kuala Lumpur

Photo: W Kuala Lumpur
Photo: W Kuala Lumpur

Ready to par-tea at W Kuala Lumpur’s WOOBAR? Happening in conjunction with Merdeka weekend, the Hi-Tea Par-Tea makes a welcome return this year, featuring a sustainably-sourced spread that highlights artisanal Malaysian producers like Chocolate Concierge, Weeds & More, Cha Cha Kombucha, Wesley’s Wild Tualang Honey and more.

Date: Now till Aug 31st, 2020 (3pm – 5pm)
Price: RM98 nett per person, inclusive of a free flow of TWG Tea and Nespresso coffee as well as a Cha Cha Kombucha mocktail.

W Kuala Lumpur | 121 Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur | Call 03-2786 8888 or WhatsApp 012-347 9088 for reservations | Reservations

5/11 Hilton Kuala Lumpur

Photo: Hilton Kuala Lumpur
Photo: Hilton Kuala Lumpur

Have your (moon)cake and eat it at The Lounge in Hilton Kuala Lumpur, where a mooncake-themed high tea set is yours to enjoy. The set features a tantalising selection of baked and snow skin mooncakes alongside crispy golden prawn cutlets, radish cakes and more hearty delights paired with Dilmah’s mixed rose hip and hibiscus tea.    

Date: Now till Oct 4, 2020 (2.30pm - 5.30pm on weekdays and 12.30pm - 5.30pm on weekends)
Price: RM236 nett for two

Hilton Kuala Lumpur | 3 Jalan Stesen Sentral, KL Sentral, Kuala Lumpur | Call 03-2264 2470 or email kulhi_fb@hilton.com for reservations | Reservations

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6/11 InterContinental Kuala Lumpur

Photo: InterContinental Kuala Lumpur/Facebook
Photo: InterContinental Kuala Lumpur/Facebook

You needn’t have read Frances Hodgson Burnett’s famed children’s book The Secret Garden to enjoy in this picturesque Secret Garden Afternoon Tea set at OneSixFive Lounge, InterContinental Kuala Lumpur. The set includes a light and refreshing strawberry cheesecake and extra-chunky South Korean ‘fatcarons’ for all your sweet-tooth obsessions.  

Date: Daily (2pm – 5pm)
Price: RM158 per person  

InterContinental Kuala Lumpur | 165 Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur | Call 03-2782 6000 or WhatsApp 016-202 4623 for reservations

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7/11 The RuMa Hotel And Residences

Photo: The RuMa Hotel And Residences
Photo: The RuMa Hotel And Residences

If you prefer your afternoon tea with a daring local spin, The RuMa Hotel’s Librari is the place to hit up over the weekend. The colourful petit fours will have you craving more, and include the likes of mango lime tartlette, coffee and roasted peanut profiteroles, pandan and Sarawak pineapple layer cake and single-origin dark chocolate with kedongong. The spicy savouries like the cured salmon with coconut and sambal dressing or achar marinated petit vegetable tart with stracciatella are bound to become favourites.

TATLER TIP: In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, RuMa Hotel has collaborated with Goutal Paris to present the Rose Pompon Afternoon Tea. Inspired by the rose flower, the Librari blooms with bright pink blossoms for the event. Indulge in a selection of perfectly pink sweets, from a Strawberry Lychee Cake and Pink Guava Paris-Brests to pink fruit scones. Tempting savouries include the Roasted Beetroot Tart and House Cured Salmon. Ten percent of proceeds from this afternoon tea will be donated to The Breast Cancer Welfare Association Malaysia. Patrons will also receive a RM50 voucher for Kens Apothecary and a Rose Pompon perfume sample. 

Classic Afternoon Tea
Date: Saturdays and Sundays from 3pm – 5.30pm
Price: RM115 per person

Rose Pompon Afternoon Tea
Date: Now till Oct 31, 2020
Price: RM130 per person

The RuMa Hotel And Residences | 7 Jalan Kia Peng, Kuala Lumpur | Call 03-2778 0888 or email seven@theruma.com for reservations

8/11 Beast By BIG

Head on over to the ‘BeauTEA Parlour’ at this modern and minimalist Japanese steakhouse for an afternoon tea with a unique spin on dainty desserts and appetisers, from exquisitely-crafted Hojicha macarons to tamago katsu sandwiches and tiger prawn rolls topped with hot sauce and fish roe.    

Date: Tuesdays to Saturdays, (12pm - 6pm)
Price: from RM 118++ for two

Beast by BIG | Lot 6-A & 6-1A, First Floor, Jalan Batai, Damansara Heights, Kuala Lumpur | Call 03-2093 9975 or WhatsApp 013-361 6788 | Reservations

9/11 The Ritz-Carlton Kuala Lumpur

Ritz-Carlton Kuala Lumpur
Photo: The Ritz-Carlton Kuala Lumpur

Champagne with your tea? The Ritzy Afternoon Tea is back at The Lobby Lounge, available for delivery, takeaway or dine-ins in classic form with the Traditional English Afternoon Tea or for truly special occasions with the Bollinger Rosé Champagne Afternoon Tea, inclusive of two glasses of champagne. Be serenaded by a splendid quartet as you enjoy your butter scones and tea together with familiar favourites like opera cake and mille-feuille on the dessert side and scotch eggs, quiche and assorted finger sandwiches for savouries.    

Date: Saturdays & Sundays (12pm – 6pm)
Price: RM300 for two (Champagne Afternoon Tea) and RM160 for two (Traditional English Afternoon Tea)

The Ritz-Carlton Kuala Lumpur | 168 Jalan Imbi, Kuala Lumpur | WhatsApp 018-306 3188 or email dining@ritzcarltonkl.com | Reservations 

10/11 The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Photo: The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Photo: The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur

A quintessential high-tea experience for many ladies of high society, afternoon tea at The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur offers a variety of unique settings to enjoy dainty bites, from the lavish interiors of The Drawing Room, the Colonial Café or The Tea Lounge to the famed floral-dotted backdrop of The Orchid Conservatory.  

Date: Saturdays and Sundays (12pm – 2.30pm and 3pm – 6pm)
Price: RM70 nett per person at Colonial Café, RM90 nett per person at The Drawing Room and RM120 nett per person at The Orchid Conservatory.

The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur | 5 Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin, Kuala Lumpur | Call or WhatsApp 011-2642 7815 for reservations

11/11 Macalister Mansion

Photo: Macalister Mansion
Photo: Macalister Mansion

In conjunction with breast cancer awareness month in October, Macalister Mansion is reintroducing the Pink Afternoon Tea, prepared by the same team at the mansion's fine dining Restaurant Blanc, to raise funds for cancer patients.

The selection of pretty-in-pink sweet treats includes Pink Guava sorbet lollipops, raspberry cheese panna cotta, strawberry pate choux, lychee rose and cannoli with chocolate ricotta, all to be enjoyed with a pot of TWG tea. Meanwhile, savouries such as scallop ‘cheong fun’, wafu-style chicken skewers and scallion scones with cheese spread are certain to delight the palate. Ten per cent of the proceeds will be channeled to Mount Miriam Cancer Hospital.

Date: Tuesdays to Sundays (2pm – 5pm)
Price: RM128 for two pax (RM158 for two with a glass of rose wine)

Macalister Mansion | 228 Macalister Road, George Town, Penang | Call 04-228 3888 or email contactus@macalistermansion.com for reservations

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